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The rank insignia of the Italian Navy are worn on epaulettes of shirts and white jackets, and on sleeves for navy jackets and mantels.

Rank structureEdit

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Warning: The table below shows a simple literal translation of the Italian navy ranks into English language,
DOES NOT represent a military ranks comparisons among NATO navies as officially stated by the - STANAG 2116.

OfficersEdit

Italian Navy ranks hierarchy
Category Admirals Senior officers Junior officers Naval
cadets

OF(D)
NATO CodeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2Subaltern officers

OF-1
summer uniform
(epaulette)
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di vascello of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di fregata of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di corvetta of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of primo tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of aspirante guardiamarina of the Italian Navy

winter uniform
(cuff)
Rank insignia of ammiraglio of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of capitano di vascello of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of capitano di fregata of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of capitano di corvetta of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of primo tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of aspirante guardiamarina of the Italian Navy
Italian rank name
ammiraglio1 ammiraglio
di squadra (i.s.)2
ammiraglio
di squadra

ammiraglio
di divisione

contrammiraglio
capitano
di vascello

capitano
di fregata

capitano
di corvetta

primo tenente
di vascello

tenente
di vascello

sottotenente
di vascello

guardiamarina aspirante
guardiamarina3

English rank name translation admiral squadron admiral (s.a.) squadron admiral divisional admiral counter admiral ship-of-the-line captain frigate captain corvette captain first ship-of-the-line lieutenant ship-of-the-line lieutenant ship-of-the-line sublieutenant navy guard aspirant
navy guard

Notes:
1 The rank of "ammiraglio" (admiral) is assigned to the only naval officer promoted as chief of the defense staff.

2 The rank of "ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali" (squadron admiral with special assignments) is assigned to the naval officer promoted as chief of the naval staff and/or as secretary of defense.

3 As officer designated, the rank of "aspirante guardiamarina" is comparable to the Royal Navy midshipman.

Non-commissioned officersEdit

Category Sub-officersRatings Enlisted
Role MarshalsSergeants Permanent service volunteers Temporary service volunteers
NATO CodeOR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
summer uniform
(epaulette OR-9/7 )
(shoulder mark OR-6/1)



Italian rank name



English rank name translation
Shoulder rank insignia of primo maresciallo luogotenente of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of primo maresciallo of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of capo di prima classe of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of capo di seconda classe of the Italian Navy Shoulder rank insignia of capo di terza classe of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of secondo capo scelto of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of secondo capo of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of sergente of the Italian Navy
Rank insignia of sottocapo di prima classe scelto of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of sottocapo di prima classe of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of sottocapo di seconda classe of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of sottocapo di terza classe of the Italian Navy
Rank insignia of sottocapo of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of comune di prima classe of the Italian Navy Rank insignia of comune di seconda classe of the Italian Navy
primo
maresciallo
luogotenente


first
marshal lieutnant
primo
maresciallo



first
marshal
capo
di 1ª
classe


chief
1st
class
capo
di 2ª
classe


chief
2nd
class
capo
di 3ª
classe


chief
3rd
class
secondo capo
scelto

chosen
second chief
secondo capo



second chief
sergente



sergeant
sottocapo
di 1ª
classe
scelto


chosen
subchief
1st
class
sottocapo
di 1ª
classe


subchief
1st
class
sottocapo
di 2ª
classe


subchief
2nd
class
sottocapo
di 3ª
classe


subchief
3rd
class
sottocapo



subchief
comune
di 1ª
classe


commoner
1st
class
comune
di 2ª
classe1


commoner
2nd
class

Notes:
1No rank insignia, sailors just wears category or specialty badge, e.g. in this case the rating of "tecnico di macchine" (machinist's mate).

BibliographyEdit

  • Decreto legislativo 15 marzo 2010 n.66

See alsoEdit

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